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Did You Make These Disney World Mistakes on Your First Visit?

Are you planning your first-ever family vacation to Walt Disney World Resort? Starting early, doing plenty of research, and asking questions is the key to planning a great Disney vacation. From packing and preparing to book Disney dining and theme Park strategizing, we have you covered at Disneydining.com. Follow our lead to ensure you don’t make these first-time visitor mistakes ...

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Why You Should Splurge and Stay at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Sure, knowing your budget is an essential part of Disney vacation planning. But sometimes, you want to splurge to enjoy a premium experience. If you are a repeat visitor who has always wanted to visit that Magic Kingdom staple Disney Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, or a newbie wanting a deluxe Resort experience, this article is for you. True, deluxe resorts are pricey, but they come with significant perks that may make a visit worth ...

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Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom? A Disney Park Comparison

Maybe you are in the planning stage of your Walt Disney World vacation, and you are trying to decide which Disney World Parks to visit. The most common question I get from friends planning a Disney vacation is how to choose between Disney Parks. If you are on the fence when choosing between a visit to Animal Kingdom or Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we got you. Let’s flesh out the differences ...

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Adults Only! Let’s Plan a Trip to Disney World

Adults Only Disney World

If you think of Walt Disney World as a kid’s vacation, you are not alone. Sure, soaring over London in Peter Pan’s Flight or spinning on Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland is fun for kids, but adults enjoy classic rides too. Disney World is for kids, and kids at heart. But remember, adults are not limited to traditional Disney attractions on vacation.  In fact, there ...

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Let’s Pack a Park Bag for a Day at Disney World!

Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort? If it’s your first time in a Disney Park or it’s been a while since you visited, a Disney packing list is a helpful place to start. Of course, you are going to pack multiple pairs of comfortable walking shoes, comfy clothing, and your magic band. But if you are also musing over what to pack in your daily Park bag, we ...

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Why We Love Walt Disney World’s Value Resorts

You don’t have to go fancy to have fun. We love a good Disney Moderate Resort, and I never pass up a visit to a Disney Deluxe Resort, but nothing beats the ease of a Disney Value Resort. Staying in a Disney World Hotel is a great way to make your Disney vacation even more fun. Staying at a Disney Value Resort is a great way to stay in ...

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Do You Know The Big Secret About These Disney Restaurants?

Disney dining is a big part of vacation for so many Disney Guests. International cuisine, tasty bar food, character dining, and traditional theme park bites are not to be missed at Walt Disney World. But did you know that not all of your favorite Disney eateries are owned by Disney? It’s true! Let’s talk drinks, Park fare, dining reservations, and ...

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Disney Deluxe vs. Moderate Resorts: What You Need to Know

Deciding where to stay at Disney World is a big check list item to address when planning your trip. Will you stay on the Disney Property at a Disney Resort or off the Disney Property at a nearby hotel or rental? If you do choose to say at a Disney Resort what is right for your family’s needs, preferences and budget? A Disney Value Resort, Disney Moderate Resort or Disney Deluxe Resort are all resort categories ...

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The Perfect Thanksgiving Disney Movie List for Your Family

Picture it, it’s Thanksgiving Day. You wake to a chill in the air for a morning of cooking mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and cranberry sauce for a delicious lunch with family. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is playing in the background as you prep food, and you enjoy the flashes of New York City on screen. As the parade draws to a close, the big man ...

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The Most Underrated Magic Kingdom Restaurant

If you love learning about new, secret, or underrated eats at Walt Disney World, you have come to the right place. I’m all about Disney dining at fun spots that are not those first in the minds of other Park Guests. Let’s chat about what I think is the most underrated Magic Kingdom restaurant. Did I mention it’s a quick service location? Yep, no dining reservation is needed ...

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